With the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems addresses the scientific methodologies, formulation, processing, applications, recent trends, and emerging technologies in the research of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems (NPDDS). It extensively covers applications of NPDDS— including lipid nanoparticles for dermal applications; nanocarriers for the treatment of restenosis; and for ocular, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal applications. It also explores its use as an adjuvant for vaccine development.
Supplying insight from international experts, this guide
Discusses formulation for poorly soluble drugs
Presents biological requirements for nanotherapeutic applications
Demonstrates the role of nanobiotechnology in the development of nanomedicine
Documents recent advances in nanoparticulate technology—including electrospining, formation of microcrystals, and production of liquid crystalline phases
Examines the technology of metallic nanoparticles
Table of Contents
Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems: An Overview. Nanosuspensions for Parenteral Delivery. Nanoparticles Prepared Using Natural and Synthetic Polymers. Nanofiber-based Drug Delivery. Drug Nanocrystals: The Universal Formulation Approach for Poorly Soluble Drugs. Lipid Based Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems. Nanoengineering of Drug Delivery Systems. Aerosol Flow Reactor Method for the Synthesis of Multi Component Drug Nano and Micron Particles. Supercooled Smectic Nanoparticles. Biological and Engineering Considerations for Developing Tumor Targeting Metallic Nanoparticles Drug Delivery Systems. Biological Requirements for Nano Therapeutic Applications. Role of Nanobiotechnology in the Development of Nanomedicine. Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems. Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN and NLC) in Cosmetic, Dermal and Transdermal Applications. Nano Carriers of Drugs and Genes for the Treatment of Restenosis. Ocular Applications. Nanoparticulate Systems for CNS Drug Delivery. Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery: Formulation Characteristics. GI Applications. Nanoparticles as Adjuvants for Vaccination. Transdermal Applications of Nanoparticulate Delivery Systems.
"…includes a wealth of latest advances in the technology of nanoparticulates…" —Professor Gregory Gregoriadis, The School of Pharmacy, University of London and Lipoxen Plc, London, UK (from the Foreword)